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Google Adwords

Beware Adwords Phishing Scam

 March 27, 2008

By  Dr. PPC

Just a quick heads up that there are a lot of phishing attempts going around lately in order for someone to gain control of your adwords account. It usually comes in the form of an email asking you to “Update Your Billing Information.” The link in the spoofed email usually redirects you to some fake Google page with the .CN domain extension.

Here is a WebMasterWorld thread on the topic, in which AdwordsAdvisor says to report any emails to this link http://adwords.google.com/support/bin/request.py

This is very similar to the PayPal phishing scams but as Google always says, they will never send you an email link to your account asking you to change anything.

Dr. PPC


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  • Thanks for this information, I am also getting similar email. I contacted Google 3 weeks ago, but so far they have not replied to my email. Extremely bad service from google, they themselves can put this type of message on their website. Anyway thanks a lot for confirming about this scam.

    CP

  • I had many clients receive this fraudulent phishing email. One fell victim to it. Fortunately, Google has been pretty good with rectifying this problem to the extent they can. It actually is pretty easy to see how, it looks just like adwords!

  • Phishing is a real problem and more awareness we can bring to this growing concern, the better it will be for every internet marketer. Thanks

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